UNECLAC Evaluation Policy (2017)

UNECLAC Evaluation Policy 2017.pdf (590 KB / English)


The present document describes the revised policy and strategy for the practice of evaluation within the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). The purpose of the Commission’s evaluation policy and strategy is to strengthen the evaluation function by maximizing transparency and coherence and ensuring high quality standards in its evaluations. It is hoped that this, in turn, will ultimately contribute to greater accountability, improved performance, and institutional learning within the Commission. The Commission’s policy has been established in accordance with the Secretariat’s rules and regulations on evaluation. The ECLAC evaluation strategy outlines how this policy is put into practice, in accordance with guidelines established by the Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS). The policy and strategy is also aligned with the norms and standards of evaluation established by the United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG).

This document details both the policy and the strategy of the ECLAC evaluation function. The background and context of the evaluation function within the United Nations System is described in the following section (section B) of the document. Section C then outlines the objectives, guiding concepts and principles of evaluation at ECLAC, while sections D and E describe the institutional framework of the evaluation function, and the evaluation process. Evaluation use and follow-up mechanisms are then detailed in section F, while the final section of the document presents the Commission’s strategy for coordinating and sharing knowledge on its evaluation practice with other institutions within and outside the United Nations system.

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  • UNEG Members' Evaluation Policies


  • Oct 2017


  • 2375


  • Policy